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Makalu Expedition (8485m/27,838ft)  - Spring 2020

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8485m (27,838ft) 

First Ascent: J. Franco's French Expedition. Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray. 1955

Duration: 54 days (typically) Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 27°53'21''N / 87°05'27''E

Location: Mahalangur Parbat

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: PD+ Scottish Grade III/IV

Accommodation: Tourists request-five star hotel

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu. B,L,D during the trekking and climbing periods

Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus

Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Scenic flight to Tumlingtar

Culture: Sherpa and Rai

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: South East Ridge/ Northwest Ridge

Himalayan sights: Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga

Itinerary Details of the Makalu Expedition spring 2020

03 April/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft).

4-5 April/Day2-3:Preparation and briefings at the Departments of Tourism. Last minute shopping.

06 April/Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. 50min.Drive to Num (1980m/6,496ft)6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

07 April/Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1500m/4,922ft) 6-7hrs. Lodge/camping accommodation.

08 April/Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaoun(2100m/6,890ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

09 April/Day 07: Trek from Tashigaoun to Khongma Danda(3500m/11483ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

10 April/Day 08: Exploration and Acclimatization day at Khongma(3500m/11,483ft) 06-07hrs.Lodge accommodation.

11 April/Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Dobsto (3650m/11,975ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

12 April/Day 10: Trek from Dobute to Yangle Kharka (3600m/11,811ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

13 April/Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m/14469ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

14 April/Day 12: Exploration and Acclimatization day at Langmale Kharka(4410m/14,469ft) Lodge/camping accommodation.

15 April/Day 13: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (5018m/16,464ft) 6hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

16 April/Day 14: Rest and acclimatization at Hillary base camp (5018m/16,464ft)

17 April/Day 15: Trek from Hillary base camp to Advance base Camp (5600m/18,373ft) 5hrs.

18-25 May/D16-53: Climbing period for Makalu (8485M/27,838ft)

26 May/Day 54: Trek from Advance Base Camp to Yangli Kharka (3600m/11,811ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

27 May/Day 55: Trek from Yangli Kharka to Dobato (3650m/11,975ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

28 May/Day 56: Trek from Dobute to Khongma (3500m/11,483ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

29 May/Day 57: Trek from Khongma to Seduwa(1500m/4,922ft) 6-7hrs. Lodge/camping accommodation.

30 May/Day 58: Trek from Seduwa to Num (1980m/6,496ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

31 May/Day 59: Drive from Num to Tumlingtar. 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.

01 June/Day 60: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (30min) transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B&B Plan.

02 June/Day 61: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu; Fair well-Celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.

03 June/Day 62: Transfer to the airport for final departure